A Twitch Upon the Thread: Writers on Fishing
The best fishing writing is never only about fishing, and the writers collected in this anthology use angling as a way to write about love, loss, faith, and obsession. The perfect gift book on fishing, this popular anthology of great writers is introduced by Jon Day.
Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking
Walking and writing have always gone together. Think of the poets who walk out a rhythm for their lines and the novelists who put their characters on a path. But the best insights, the deepest and most joyous examinations of this simple activity are to be found in non-fiction – in essays, travelogues and memoir.
Found and Lost: Mittens, Miep and Shovelfuls of Dirt
Starting with supervision of her primary school’s ‘Lost and Found’ depot, Gold charts her need to save objects, stories, and people – including herself – that she sensed to be on a road to perdition. In this compelling memoir, Gold relates her descent into addiction, and the fateful meeting that ultimately led to her salvation.
Unique Books and Literary Gifts for the Curious Reader
For the writers considered here the essay is often the most appropriate medium. Its freeness of form encourages exploration and leaps of imagination in writer and reader that is both a pleasure and a challenge.
Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times
A loose sally of the mind. An irregular indigested piece not a regular and orderly composition. – Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)
NHE offers a home for the essay, rooting out the most original essays both by classic essayists and by contemporary writers stretching and playing with its form.
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